Saturday, July 30, 2005

Shhhhh... Be Vewy, Vewy Quiet...

The AP is reporting that former President Jimmy Carter, speaking at a Baptist World Alliance conference in Birmingham, England, said, among other things, that "...the detention of terror suspects at the Guantanamo Bay Naval base was an embarrassment and had given extremists an excuse to attack the United States. [...]"

Forgive me for any disrespect for a former President, but Jimmy Carter should stick to those things that he does well, like his work with Habitat for Humanity. When he dabbles in foreign affairs, he comes across as a lightweight, and is an embarrassment to the United States, and gives an excuse for thoughtful people the world over to laugh at his, and by extension, our, ineptness.

Come to think of it, even when he was President, he came across as a lightweight. As a peanut farmer he produced yearly crops of nuts, the only time during his life when he possessed any.

When someone desires to get rid of a President, the usual method is shooting (Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley and Kennedy). Even failed attempts involved shooting, or explosives (Reagan, Bush the Elder, Bush the Younger). Carter? He was attacked by a rabbit! (Agent E. Fudd had this comment.) Ergo, Carter was, and is, a lightweight. (No Clinton here, his main adversary was an intern's headache.)

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